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Innovation Asset Collective Partners with Alberta Innovates to boost Alberta’s clean tech sectors with IP support.

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May 6, 2024

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Calgary, Alberta – Innovation Asset Collective is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Alberta Innovates, Alberta’s primary research + innovation engine, to support additional intellectual property (IP) programming for businesses focused on clean technology within the province.

Working together with Alberta Innovates marks a significant milestone in our mission to amplify the importance of IP strategy across Canada.

Alberta’s vibrant innovation ecosystem, combined with our IP expertise, presents an unprecedented opportunity to elevate the province’s economic landscape.

By focusing on IP strategy as a key element of value creation and risk mitigation, we’re committed to providing Alberta’s innovators more tools to succeed.

This strategic approach not only safeguards their innovations but also ensures their competitiveness on a global scale, essential for sustainable growth and innovation-driven economic development.

Mike McClain

CEO, IAC

By integrating IAC’s comprehensive IP resources with Alberta Innovates’ vast innovation network, this partnership is set to empower Alberta’s entrepreneurs and small and medium sized enterprises (SME) with the tools and knowledge necessary for IP-driven success. Additionally, joint initiatives will aim to uncover IP-related opportunities and challenges within the province, proposing actionable recommendations for advancement.

We are pleased to be able to raise awareness of the great programming IAC has available for entrepreneurs and SMEs in Alberta.

Being able to offer these opportunities as part of the suite of services we provide to our clients and the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem will add incredible value – especially when it comes to expanding the options available for companies looking for support developing their IP strategy.

Doug Holt

Associate Vice President of Investments, Alberta Innovates

Innovation Asset Collective (IAC) is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization funded by the Government of Canada. Established in 2019, IAC empowers SMEs in clean tech sectors to grow systematically with resources that enhance their freedom to operate (FTO) and capacity to implement effective IP strategies. With over 250 members, IAC is committed to improving Canadian SMEs’ global market access by mitigating IP-related risks and fostering strategic IP ownership positions, supported by a team of world-renowned IP experts.

For more information, visit www.ipcollective.ca or to benefit from IACs offerings, visit www.ipcollective.ca/membership.

Alberta Innovates manages nearly 1,300 projects in a portfolio valued at $1.33 billion. They work with innovators in all sectors of the economy and all corners of the province to drive entrepreneurship, applied research, and industry development. With their impact-based funding programs and services, they are transforming energy systems for a net-zero world, promoting the responsible use of land and water, leveraging provincial strengths in agriculture, and contributing to improved health and well-being by harnessing digital tech and data. They are also advancing emerging technologies and strengthening entrepreneurship for a strong and diversified economy. Alberta Innovates operates in 11 locations with more than one million sq. ft. of industrial testing and lab facilities, and 600 acres of farmland. They employ nearly 600 highly skilled scientists, business, and technical professionals. From funding to commercialization, they are Alberta’s innovation engine!

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